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Jimquisition: Objectification And ... Men?  photo
Jimquisition: Objectification And ... Men?
by Jim Sterling

A common argument in the ongoing debate over gender and videogames is that women and men both are equally objectified. Is that really true?

As always, Emperor God King Jim Sterling puts His holy foot down and delivers wisdom true to the masses. He totally isn't smug about it, either!

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Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week photo
Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week
by Jordan Devore

While it would have been nice for Gears of War: Judgment to come out of the gate with more content, the fact that some of the post-release DLC is free helps reduce the sting.

Following the Haven map and Execution mode, another multiplayer map, Dreadnought, will be free for a limited time starting on May 15. This is courtesy of Maxim, which leads me to believe someone did their marketing-research homework on demographics.

I have to say, the new map does look cool -- fitting of the name, too. Be sure to get Dreadnought on or around Wednesday while it's still complimentary.

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Review: Gears of War: Judgment: Call to Arms photo
Review: Gears of War: Judgment: Call to Arms
by Jason Cabral

Since Gears of War 3, Epic Games has not been afraid to squeeze every last cent out of its customer base through premium maps and skins for characters and weapons. Don't get me wrong, I still consider the All Fronts DLC pack for Gears of War 2 to be one of the best available for any game. The amount of replay value that my friends and I got out of all of those maps was well worth the 800 Microsoft Points.

With Gears of War: Judgment's Call to Arms, however, Epic and People Can Fly are only giving us a sparse amount of new content -- for a game that already didn't have a lot of multiplayer variety to begin with.

While quantity does not always equal quality, in this case, it wouldn't have hurt to give the fans more.

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12:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: To Game Or Not To Game

Time for more poetry from your best buddies, Jim n' Yahtzee. This week our literary brains pick on manly men's videogames and pay homage to Dark Souls.  Lovely writing, brutal sarcasm, and death. Lots of death. What's not to love?

Jim Sterling

2:45 PM on 04.30.2013

Xbox Live Gold going free this weekend in the UK

The US, Canada, Latin America, and Japan have had their turn, and now it's time for the United Kingdom to receive a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold. Beginning on the afternoon of May 3 and ending midnight on May 5, those who h...

Harry Monogenis

12:15 PM on 04.30.2013

Battleship producer joins Gears of War film

Joining countless other adaptations of popular videogames that someone bought the rights to only for us to hear little if nothing else since, the Gears of War movie is still happening. Variety reports that Battleshi...

Jordan Devore





2:30 PM on 04.23.2013

Bulletstorm sequel would have been 'a big risk'

Speaking to Eurogamer, People Can Fly founder Adrian Chmielarz has expressed the Bulletstorm sequel that could have been, and why the studio moved on to Gears of War: Judgment instead of seeing the project through to com...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 04.19.2013

The veterans administration in Gears must be hellish

I've known more than a few wounded veterans in my day, both family and friends. If there's one thing I have taken away from their experience, it's that dealing with the US Veterans Administration can be almost as annoying as...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 04.19.2013

More maps and another mode for Gears of War: Judgment

On Tuesday, owners of the VIP Season Pass for Gears of War: Judgment will get more mileage out of their purchase with the arrival of a second map pack named Call to Arms. Everyone else can get this multiplayer content on Apri...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 04.17.2013

How we became traitors to the COGs

We've posted some new episodes of Couch Campaign today for your viewing pleasure, continuing our run through Gears of War: Judgment and defying every order that comes our way. We're such rebels like that. I have to give...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:15 AM on 04.16.2013

GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst

Recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 each saw prequels for their leading franchises -- God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment. According to analyst firm Cowen & Company, the two GOWs failed to impress at retail. ...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 04.12.2013

Gears of War: Judgment Krampus Bro Fest

There is nothing (and I mean nothing; no food, nor sex, nor drug) that I enjoy more than the act of sitting down next to another person whose company is pleasant and playing a game with them. Couch Campaign is an opportunity...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Fully playable mode found hidden on GoW: Judgment

Some clever little birds went snooping around in Gears of War: Judgment's code, and ended up finding a fully playable, locked mode called Warzone. Naturally the assumption is that the mode is another case of on-disc DLC, but ...

Abel Girmay



Contest: Win a custom Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360! photo
Contest: Win a custom Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Lawrence Diego!]

Destructoid has acquired an exclusive Gears of War: Judgment-themed Xbox 360 to give away to one lucky Dtoid Gearhead!

To win, you need to demonstrate to us your love for the Gears series. Upload a video of yourself dominating in a match, snap a photo of yourself hugging your Marcus and Dom figurines, write and perform a song dedicated to CliffyB -- the choice is yours, but you've gotta earn it! At the end of the week, the number one Dtoid Gears fan (as decided by Destructoid staff) will take home this badass console and be the envy of all his or her friends!

You have until this Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. Once you've figured out your entry, just paste a link to it in the comments below. Good luck!

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Ranked: The Gears of War trailers photo
Ranked: The Gears of War trailers
by Brett Makedonski

The Gears of War franchise has a history across its four titles of releasing some of the best cinematic trailers in gaming. Despite the series' reputation of being all about impossibly muscle-bound space marines murdering everything from behind chest-high walls, the trailers mostly focus on a more human element.

Yes, as adrenaline-fueled as the games are, the videos usually seem to effectively convey the bleaker side of war. Almost always accompanied by a moving song, these trailers have a knack for making the games feel decidedly more epic.

To celebrate this week's release of Gears of War: Judgment, let's take a look back at all of the franchise's trailers.

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New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built photo
New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built
by Fraser Brown

Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I'm pretty excited for LEGO City: Undercover, which drops this week along with a whole bunch of other games.

Set in an open world and story-based, it sounds like my cup of tea, especially since my favorite LEGO game has to be LEGO Batman 2. And come on, the hero is called Chaise McCain, the name I wish I was now blessed with.

Along with the tiny brick goodness, a slew of other games launch this week. Gears of War: Judgement is a thing, and will undoubtedly feature shooting and steroids; fighting giant monsters refuses to go out of style in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct appears, and still looks terrible; and the Wii U gets a Need for Speed game. All this a more falls from the skies this week.

What are you grabbing? 

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